Carter Phipps, “Evolutionaries”
“Panentheism” is a constructed word composed of the English equivalents of the Greek terms “pan”, meaning all, “en”, meaning in, and “theism”, meaning God. Panentheism understands God and the world to be inter-related with the world being in God and God being in the world.
Brother David Steindl-Rast
"There are at least three ways of talking about Spirit: You can say what Spirit is like, you can say what Spirit is not, or you can have a direct experience of Spirit. And the best way to say what Spirit is like in today's world, is evolutionary panentheism...."
Brother David goes on to contrast theism (positing a transcendent God, whom one may know on personal terms) with panentheism (literally, "all in God," or the divine as both transcendent and immanent). It is the latter Godview, Brother David suggests, that will carry spirituality into the future and that has far-reaching implications for inter-religious dialogue.
Ken agrees, and goes on to explain that even though God is unfathomable, there are better and worse ways of conceiving that which is ultimately inconceivable, and that if individuals must have a "positive" image for God, that evolutionary-informed panentheism is the most accurate expression. Only through panentheism, affirms Ken, is science and spirituality reconcilable as an evolutionarily unfolding of Spirit-in-action, and only through such a Godview can religion shake off its pre-modern, pre-rational, superstitious roots that have been erroneously elevated to post-rational glory.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Martin Ucik demonstrates a clear application of the integral model to individuals, couples and evolution. The diagram “Evolutionary Purpose” is brilliant. It clearly connects the individual’s purpose in a healthy way to an evolutionary worldview that completes the circle of evolutions purpose.
Have a look and contemplate.
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